During a control of the "Lehmann Runner" in Brake on Jan 20 officers of the water police in Brake remarked that the loading marks were incorrect. Already when boarding the ship they remarked a slight list to port as the ship was overloaded and exceeded the draught by eignt centimeters. The 56 year old Lithuanian master explained that a ballast water tank had a leak since 11 months and caused a permanent intrusion of water in a quantity of 10 tons epr hour. The crew was dewatering the ship every six hours. Since the leak occurred, a clamping screw pressed a wooden wedge onto the crack. It was also found out that the ship had loaded 45 tons corn more than allowed in Sczcecin. The department for transport and ship safety in Hamburg was notfied and banned the ship from sailing based on the results of the port state control. The ship must undergo repairs at a nearby shipyard before being allowed to sail again. Since the ship was overloaded, the captain had to pay a fine of 1825 Euros.